Orchid Seed Germination Media. A Compendium of Formulations.

By: Hicks, Aaron J. and Katy Lynn, Editor

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211pgs. Fine condition softcover, as new from publisher. First Edition Third Printing. August 2014. An authoritative and comprehensive compendium of over 130 media formulations and recipes used for the propagation of orchid seeds in vitro, this treatise presents not just the hows, but the very readable wherefores and whys of the materials and techniques used. Contents: History; Chemistry: The Elements, Isotopes, Oxidation States, The Chemistry of Ions, Formula Weight; The Metric System; Stock Solutions, Overlays; Glassware: Glass, Pipettes, Volumetric Flasks, Erlenmeyer Flasks, Graduated Cylinders, Beakers, Cleaning; Water; pH; The Mineral Nutrition of Orchids: Orthogonally Constructed Media, Mineral Nutrition of Orchid Plants; Essentiality: Carbon, Hydrogen, Oxygen, Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Sulfur; Micronutrients: Iron, Manganese, Boron, Zinc, Copper, Molybdenum, Chlorine; Other Elements: Cobalt, Silicon, Sodium, Nickel, Vanadium, Iodine, Aluminum; Vitamins; Other Media Components, Sugars; Heterotrophic Carbon: Buffers, Undefined Components, Plant Growth Regulators, Individual Genera [Bulbophyllum, Calypso, Cattleya, Coryanthes, Cymbidium, Cypripedium, Cyrtopodium, Dendrobium, Disa, Doritis, Epidendrum, Gongora, Grammatophyllum, Laelia, Mermecophilia, Oncidium, Paphiopedilum, Peristeria, Phalaenopsis, Phragmipedium, Pleurothallis, Schomburgkia, Sophronitis, Spiranthes, Stanhopea, Thelymitra, Vanda, Vanilla, Zygopetalum]; Constructing Media; Media Formulation, Osmotic Strength; The Media [recipe, notes and sources for each]; References; Alphabetical Index of Media. By the author of Asymbiotic Technique of Orchid Seed Germination and Orchid Seed Germination Manual. ISBN-10: 096730492X, ISBN-13: 9780967304922. #2408